Hi. It's Michael Colby. Just wanted to let you know how incredible rehearsals for THEY CHANGED BROADWAY have been. Neva Small is recreating songs she did in the film FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and the musical PRINCE OF GRAND STREET. Jonathan C. Kaplan is recreating "Everyone Hates His Parents" opposite Stuart Zagnit (Jonathan received a Tony nomination playing "Jason" in FALSETTOS and Stuart played "Mendel" in the national company). Leah Horowitz (LES MISERABLES, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) lends her beautiful voice to songs including "All the Things You Are," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "People." And Ben Rauch (of TV's "Gossip Girl") does a riotous "Tschaikowsky" (the song that launched Danny Kaye). I couldn't have a better director than Sara Louise Lazarus, or musical director than Michael Lavine.
New Yorkers can also get home in time for the Tonys (After the show, Michael Lavine is actually covering the Tonys for Japanese TV).
The show, both entertaining and educational, pays tribute to the great Jewish writers and stars of musical theatre.
Imagine evocations of everyone from Al Jolson & Fanny Brice to Zero Mostel & Barbra Steisand; and tributes to writers from Irving Berlin to Richard Rodgers to Jonathan Larson (RENT).
The revue spotlights classic musicals ranging from GUYS AND DOLLS to WICKED.
Proceeds benefit funding programs for the youth and the elderly, Meals on Wheels, Save the World Committee, and the Edison-Metuchen-Colonia-Woodbridge and surrounding community at large.